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, and stealing more than half a million dollars, mainly in family gold from indian americans in northern virginia. two other men, including her husband, have been charged. but that was hardly the case when i visited laha a year ago. $100,000 worth of diamonds, gold and other valuables snatched away. her community scared, paranoid and skeptical of everyone who came into their neighborhood. >> now, at least they can go to their house, sleep in their house. the house is a place where you live, and it was a hunting place. >> reporter: according to court documents, she found them by going to the white pages and having a scanner, tuned to police frequencies, she broke into dozens of homes. she listened to police scanners to make sure they wouldn't get caught while her accomplices stole priceless jewels. they felt victimized once again when the cases were dismissed on the state level. it all changed when the feds took over. >> the families still hold out hope that one day soto will lead them to the precious jewelry and gold that meant so much to them. >> it was like my tenth anniversary ring i get back,
to be executed in virginia in 100 years. we're live from the scene. >>> this is 9news now. >> and we will have that live report on the execution of teresa lewis from virginia in just a few minutes. >>> but first a fast moving fire has forced more than a dozen people out of their homes late tonight. >> flames burned three closely built home to the ground within a matter of minutes, but amazingly nobody was hurt. our own brittany morehouse has been live all afternoon long where she's watched as many try to come to grips with what went down. brittany. >> reporter: coming to grips after seeing flames 20 feet wide and 50 feet high shooting out of the houses behind me. so powerful was the fire that it carried embers this size 300 yards away. now threatening houses in this area as we just heard from a young lady that at 8:45 tonight the bushes in front of her house caught fire and this is after they watered their lawn for four hours. it burned one house to ground level, ripped through two more next door and if not for firefighters arriving within two minutes was on its way to destroying eight more ho
in the middle of the potomac river. that's virginia virginia on that side, point of rocks, maryland on that side. it is barely cast deep right here. now, this is still enough water to continue supplying our needs downstream in the washington area, but it's not nearly as much water as usual. >> another dramatic impact, crop damage. governors in both maryland and virginia are applying for federal disaster aid to help the farmers cover the cost of their losses. >> nothing like seeing them walking out there. >> it scares me, because someone will do something where they shouldn't do it. keep that in mind. the water is low, but there's a lot more in the reservoir they can release. so that's what's bad. >> so we need some rain. >> we need some rain. wish we had more to offer. we'll talk about that. got a couple of e-mails tonight about this tie. this is an official redskins tie did you know that? i did not know that, but you have told me. >> these ties were bought from a clothier in chicago called morris and sons. >> did you get that from morris and sons? >> yes, i did. >> here's your forecast first. t
there because they can get knocked down, swept away. >>> tonight in virginia beach, things are calm. but the winds were 40 miles an hour a bit earlier out there. earl skirted just far enough off the shore to offer a small taste of what could come as some folks were braving the waves of the the high winds did a bit of damage. the weekend music festival went on without a switch. >>> a gunman sparked excitement in the lobby and took three people hostage. folks sounding surprisingly calm. >> where are you located? >> there is a hostage discovery building. discovery. there is someone in the building with guns. >> there are people on the floor on the bidding? -- building. >> yes, i can see them. >> five gunshots in the main lobby of one discovery place. silver spring, maryland. five gunshots. >> he may have his arms to his body. >> he has hostages. >> how many? >> we may have three. three hostages in the situation. >> tonight investigators still looking for the car lee may have driven to the scene. >>> well, the washington humane society says its mission is to protect the animals of dc. b
fire today destroyed a strip mall in false church, virginia. the fire started just after several businesses had opened this morning at the shopping center. it is located at the intersection of hillwood avenue. and some passersby saw the smoke and fire and called 911. firefighters arrived on the scene within minutes but it was too late to save the small businesses. >>> it appeared that the fire had progressed extensively up into the superstructure of the steel. the roofs show signs of collapse. we were able to evacuate the crews before the roof did collapse. >> reporter: we are told about a dozen businesses are affected in all, including an insurance agency, hair salon, deli and a clothing store. fire investigators say there was heavy smoke and water damage and the shopping center will likely be condemned. the cause of that fire is under investigation tonight. >>> well, if you haven't lived it, you are probably cannot imagine what we are about to show you next. a man is murdered as he walks along southern avenue. multiple suspects flee into a nearby apartment building. police but
. northern virginia schools will welcome back more students than ever on tuesday morning with tighter budgets and salary freezes. read it in sunday's washington examiner. >>> still to come, an unexpected guest for a homeowner this weekend. how a pilot ended up on her roof. coming up on 9 news now. >>> whal the rest of the labor day weekend look like? forecast coming up next. >>> incredible hot summer and this is the prize what we're getting right now? >> yeah, unofficial end to summer. >> i would like to say goodbye to the summer. official hottest on record. it's nice to see temperatures struggling to get into the low to mid-80s. tomorrow they'll struggle to get to 80. i think we'll stay in the 70s. it's going to be crisp tomorrow morning. even colder as we get into monday morning. believe it or not, the national weather service is contemplating putting frost advisories in the highlands out to the west. that's autumn. 85 for a high today, after 91 yesterday. take a look at this. yes, that is a high. 79, and the sky conditions couldn't be better. clear, dry air. in fact, humidity today about 2
a threat. here's peggy desenso, a licensed counselor in virginia. did we have any concrete warning signs when somebody's going to go from extreme thinking or posting things on the internet to posting something violent. >> we do sometimes. it depends on the person and one of the problems with this kind of person and this extreme situation is often times these people are isolated so there may not be anyone to pick up on the symptom. >> court ordered some sort of mental health intervention in 2008 after he was arrested. that didn't happen, for whatever reason, he was on probation but didn't get the help. could that have made a big difference. >> absolutely, because there are laws in certain jurisdictions that require mandated treatments, and in which case he would have been carefully monitored and have been given the services he needed and this kind of thing could have potentially been prevented. >> lite talk . >> let's talk about the hostages. one gentleman talked about the heroing hours and thanks his friends for support. what happens to someone who's been through something like that. >>
and isolated storm. we're seeing the storms in the mountains and west virginia and way out in maryland. it is still a possibility. get to the afternoon, the rain comes to an end. the clouds sticking around. keeping it as a cool forecast. satellite and radar together. there is the rain toward romney,more field, west virginia, garrett county, oakland. it's already there. you'll see the rain overnight now. then you may be done with it. may see sunshine late in the day. get to it in the zone forecast. temperatures now that the overcast skies built in. holding the temperatures steady, falling into the 60s there as i explained. maybe an upper 50, then downtown we're about 65. so 3:45 tomorrow morning, very late here tomorrow night. some rainshowers start to spread in from the south. the best window of opportunity here, 6 a.m. to #10d p.m.. that's the immediate washington metro. we get our rain to be here. and there it is, 9:00. we have numerous showers here, maybe a thunderstorm within that. that's going to shut off. the big opportunity the steady showers to be here. that's in essence, 6 a.m
with king georges county, virginia. the bottleneck is inevitable. >> it is very frustrating. >> the kids get frustrated and want to get out and do something. it's kind of hard. >> reporter: on this labor day, the backup stretched more than four miles. >> they need a couple more legs. >> reporter: mary and her son stayed at the beach for eight hours waiting for the traffic to clear. >> we waited so long so we could get across without having to get stuck. >> i had a good time so i'm not going to complain. >> reporter: in fact, after a beautiful holiday weekend, few travelers were complaining about the long, slow ride home. >> you know, anita, locals on both sides of the potomac have been talking about improving and expanding the bridge since 2006. there was money for the planning stages but not for construction. again, right here at the bay bridge, traffic is heavy but it is moving right along. reporting live, i'm andrea mccarren, 9news now. >> thanks, andrea. >>> from a few hours, the metro's red line should be completely reopened again. the tacoma, forest glenn and wheaton stations are all s
, brittany. thank you. >>> tonight the u.s. supreme court is the only chance a virginia woman has to avoid execution. virginia governor bob mcdonnell denied clemency. she is the only woman on virginia's death row. she is the first woman to be executed in nearly a century. they convicted her to carry out the 2002 murders of her husband and stepson. her execution is scheduled for next thursday. >>> we just made some calls and the capitol hill police have not yet released the name of the man killed right near the u.s. botanical gardens today. but officers say the man pointed a gun at them and when they ordered him to drop it he didn't do it so they shot him dead. no word on what sparked the whole thing. >>> and a heart-breaking accident in silver spring has left a toddler strangled to death. the 18-month-old's father found the little boy all entangled in the drapery cord inside their apartment this afternoon. a police officer rushed the father and the child in thinks police cruiser to a nearby hospital, but it was just too late. neighbors at the apartment complex are in shock. some say they h
to virginia beach, wave heights about five feet. so it's beginning to make its presence felt. let me show the satellite picture. it has weakened. the pressure has gone up. winds are down to 105 miles per hour. it's about -- >> the winds have slowed a bit to 105 miles per hour. certainly still powerful and we're feeling the effects now. a lot of gusty wind and some rain and the worst is expected in the next few hours. hurricane earl is slamming waves into north carolina's coast. the massive storm started moving closer as the sun went down. donna headed to the beach to capture its arrival. >> i wanted to see how rough the ocean is and just how angry it's getting. >> reporter: a hurricane warning meant evacuation orders for about 35,000 tourists and residents on the outer banks. the ketners were angry to see their vacation cut short. >> we were going to ride it out. but when they make you leave. >> reporter: business owners with no plans to leave boarded up with little time to spare. north carolina's governor says the state is prepared. she urged those riding out the storm to stay hunk erred
a record in buffalo today. the 43-year-old alexandria, virginia, resident still hungry after the contest. she ate another 20 hot wings. >>> still ahead on 9 news now on this sunday night, how to protect your valuable possessions and luggage while rushing through the airport. and a frightening fall for a friend at one labor day party this weekend. that story is next. >>> to answer armando's question, i think we will have a repeat performance tomorrow. a little warmer by afternoon. let's start with our wake up weather. take a look at the temperatures. 40s and 50s. we will warm up quickly. if there is a downside today, we have ragweed through the roof. and your forecast coming up. >>> frightening moment for family and friends at a labor day party in philadelphia when a deck collapsed. fell about 20 feet. witnesses say it just buckled under the weight of everybody on it. >> frightening. frightening just to see your family, you know, between a roof like that. >> somebody could have gotten killed. scary. >> in my mind i went like what the heck is going on. >> i don't want to go on a deck for a
. reporting live, brittany morehouse, 9 news now. >> thank you, brittany. >> now to virginia where families are trying to salvage their belongings after a fire tore through homes in me nasa. >> firefighters say it will be days before they can figure out what caused the fire that destroyed three homes. the next question, why did the flames spread so quickly? >> we're looking at about, i think, 10 to 16 feet maybe between these houses. >> certainly if you were on lots larger than a quarter acre and the houses staggered, you wouldn't see the spread you see here? >> reporter: the fire official says the homes were built to code, but home's exterior walls made of vine anymore siding over particle board. the fire marshal also says, if the homes had been required to have sprinklers, that would have held flames down. >>> bob mcdonnell says there will be no confederate history month next year. he was widely criticized when he declared last april confederate history month. he left out anti-slavery language in his proclamation. he later apologized. he declared civil war in virginia month. >>> the milit
decorations will get to be displayed in front of one virginia courthouse. tonight people lined up to give their opinions about those displays. and our brittany morehouse was there. she is live there where she heard from a wide range of folks. brittany. >> reporter: that's right. a crowd that included city officials, local officials, county officials. it had parents, grandparents, even children took the stand also that they could have their voices heard on what they call a very important issue. >> it's one of the most important issues we could ever face. >> reporter: the issue of religion attracts nearly 100 people at loudoun county's government center as the board of supervisors weighs its option on a heated manner to remove all religious decorations from the courthouse. >> they allowed them to go forward and we applauded them for that decision. >> reporter: while inside the board room, people packed the space. outside there were signs like this one. keep christmas like it's always been. >> when my daughter is little, she is now 13, but when she was a toddler i would bring her down and sh
. this is courtesy of david down in stafford, virginia. that was the international space station. if you go to space flight at, you're looking at opportunities to view things in space or something or other, you can see the next couple of days, we can still see the international space station. you're going to have to look lower in the sky. this was 60 degrees up in the sky. so the next two days, it will be at a lower angle. but interesting. thanks to the photograph out there, david. next few days, we are looking for a warmer forecast after we burn off morning fog. near mid 80s, taking us to 84 for tomorrow. keeping it through wednesday, there's a slight chance of rain coming in that we'll get to. overnight tonight as i was just discussing with bruce, we could see the fog, maybe into some of the more lower line areas, areas that normally see the thicker fog -- i don't see widespread dense fog now. we don't have the advisories. i will update things as necessary. you can check at for tonight or tomorrow morning. howard will have the latest tomorrow morning. the fog burns off, lots of
. >>> tonight a virginia woman has less than 24 hours to live. teresa lewis is expected to be put to death tomorrow after two failed attempts to get granted last minute clemency. >> the governor i spoke to him one-on-one. i'm sorry. i really am to allow this to happen to two people i loved very much. and i just wish i could take it back. >> the 41-year-old woman immediatelied guilty in three -- pleaded guilty in 2003 to providing sex and money in exchange for the murder of her husband and stepson. he handed lewis a death sentence saying she was clearly the head. lewis will become the first woman in nearly 100 years to be put together by the commonwealth of virginia. >>> tonight family and friends are remembering a local navy sailor killed in afghanistan. brendan looney lived in silver spring and graduated in 1999. he was known as a standout athlete on the football and baseball teams and his former coaches say he lived up to the school's motto, a gentleman and a scholar. >> more so than a real hero. just a real, real great human being. everything that you would want your son to be. that's w
of them. police say he has robbed dozens of restaurants in maryland, northern virginia, delaware and pennsylvania since february of 2009. officers say the robber walks in with a handgun and holds up the place. the fbi is now offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction. >>> dc school chancellor michelle rhee will soon be up on the big screen. she'll be starring in a new documentary called waiting for superman and it's about the poor state of education in american public schools. the taping actually occurred before rhee's own job became in limbo. last tuesday her boss mayor adrian fenty lost to vincent gray in the primary race. rhee has said she cannot work for gray, but for his part gray says he wants a chancellor who gets along with people. >> i expect we'll probably try to meet this week at least for the first time anyway. >> do you see any scenario in which the two of you can work together? . >> i think it's contingent on what the discussion reveals. >> rhee called the loss for the mayor a devastating event but later clarified she meant she was
and in virginia. the panhandle of west virginia. in hagerstown, pretty good thunderstorm now. around 81 between hagerstown and williamsport. everything is pushing off now to the north and east headed towards smithburg. i think in the immediate metro area we're good for a couple of hours. we'll come back and talk about where the storms are going to head. we'll have your wakeup ether shortly. back to you. >>> so what happened behind the wheel? that is the question police in district heights are happening after a crash left three people dead and an ambulance split apart. >> i'm shocked. he's not supposed to be dead right now. he's really not. >> the violent wrecked happened in the 5600-block of marlboro pike earlier this morning. emmanuel jones was the driver that hit the ambulance. the suv only came to a stop after it hit a brick wall. >> that vehicle traveling that excessive rate of speed was on top of them. >> jones was traveling with his cousin, 22-year-old andre watley and friend tony burney. all three men were killed. the men in the ambulance were not hurt. no patients were being transported
our guy in the pool was targeted. i said after virginia tech we should be allowed to carry guns. let's not overreact; the police are handling this. lieutenant, i didn't want to scare the others, but, uh... i think melissa walls killed janice potter and dr. brusatti. caine: dr. madsen, why do you think she did it? about a week ago, janice came to my office and accused melissa of scientific misconduct. misconduct? she caught melissa doctoring the results of her study. (electrical zapping) (grunting) (subject panting and grunting) (panting) increase the voltage. i want to stop. the experiment requires you to continue. you know you want to do this. come on, let's go. (electrical zapping) (grunting) it's hurting him. and you're hurting my thesis. ugh, i can't do this anymore. (electrical zapping) (grunting) (grunting continues) see, i reviewed melissa's findings. she did doctor her studies. she manipulated the data to fit her theory. so we had no choice but to kick her out of the program. melissa: i have her to thank for my success. i'm moving on to a better institution because of it. you
in virginia tonight where he and his wife and other redskins wives were getting ready for a basketball showdown between the eagles wives. we asked donovan how the emotions are going so far? >> i couldn't even tell you yet. i mean, right now i've got practice tomorrow. it will be just as normal practice and we'll see how the game goes leading up to it. then i'll probably give you a better answer of the emotions. >> as for the redskins wives, they played a tune up. there is donovan's wife right there driving and nailing it. and a double 0 right there is dan snyder's wife tanya. the proud honeys in the crowd. and dan was there too. hoops now, pro hoops, gilbert arenas says he's not going to smile this year. that didn't sit well with some people yesterday. quite frankly if he averages 25 a game like he did, he could wear a red nose and a clown outfit and nobody would mind. gilbert looking quick and fully recovered from his knee issues and playing alongside that young man john wall, the number one pick who has been knocking everybody's socks off at this training camp. >> it's going to be a
at the heavy rains through eastern north carolina and southeastern virginia. that's what's headed for the morning commute. we'll tighten up to close in view around the immediate metro area on the computer and we'll see moderate rain moving in from the metro area from the south. this is like a tropical conveyor belt, really. we'd like you to help sending them to the website, post on facebook or tweet, and go to twitter and please tag your tweets with dc flood and we'll put them on the air as soon as possible. overnight, rain and thunderstorms go into effect. lows of 60 and 65. i'll come back with breakdown of weather and rain fall amounts for your area. . >> down in alexander ria, crews are clearing drains hoping to clear the potential of high water. they've seen this sort of thing before. earlier tonight, trailer trucks loaded with sand bags made deposits at king and lee streets. meantime over in annapolis, the city is keeping a big eye on a aging dam. that 90-year-old dam's foundation is eroding and there are gaping cracks in the wall. regulators have deemed it unsafe but they sa
, 9news now. >>> new at 11:00, the last ditch effort to save the life of the only woman on virginia death row has come up short. tonight the u.s. supreme court denied a stay of execution for teresa lewis, the woman now set to be the first woman executed in the state in nearly 100 years. she was convicted of kron spiring with two men -- conspireing with two men to carry out the murder of her husband and stepson. that execution scheduled for the day after tomorrow. >>> right now police are looking for a young man wanted in an attack behind a day-care center. a 15-year-old and another young man stabbed and robbed a man near the kc cantbury shopping center. a woman saw what was happening and started honking her horn. the area is familiar to the suspect. >> he does attend one of the local schools here and he should have been in the school. and i believe he does live in the apartment complex behind this shopping center. >> you just walk around the streets without someone harassing you or beating you up. >> the 59-year-old victim was doing property assessment and taking pictures when the a
different. >> wait a second. didn't the virginia court of appeals just rule it was okay for the fairfax county police to tail a sex offender with one of those devices without a warrant? >> yeah, it did, but that ruling is in conflict with this ruling from the federal court of appeals here in d.c. it's also in conflict with state courts in new york and massachusetts. really seems likely this will end up before the supreme court. >> all right. on that note tomorrow morning, we'll hear from the local attorney who managed to get the drug conviction tossed out when police used one of the gps units without a warrant. it is going to be another banner weekend across our area. perfect weather for the grand opening of cox farm. the leesburg farm will have zoo animals, hayrides, maizes, plus chow down on country farm food. that's a nice picture. go to our web site and click on where you live, and select leesburg to find out more information or stuff going on in your backyard, select your own neighborhood. where you live on . >> i wonder if they have any fried stuff out there. >> i'm go
to remain high tomorrow. in fact, in the panhandle of east and west virginia, they burn banning until further notice. tomorrow 79 downtown. maybe 80 in arlington. maybe 80 in springfield. most folks either side of 80. college park 80. 80 at andrews but 79 up in bowie and upper 70s out towards reston and sterling. forecast sunshine from the mountains to the coast tomorrow. 67, though, if you're west of the divide in oakland. you jump the divide. mid 70s. very pleasant. cumberland, mid 70s hagerstown and winchester. culpeper you'll probably hit 80s. still very comfortable. still dry air mass tomorrow. dry air masses heat up and dry off quickly. downtown 79 or so. 80 at andrews. upper 70s for annapolis. winds are high enough tomorrow to still warrant a small craft advisory for the bay and tidal potomac. next seven days, 79 tomorrow. breezy. beautiful. fantastic on friday. low 80s on saturday. dry for the terps at home. but showers and thunderstorms on and off again all day sunday. it won't be that cool. it will be 80s. pretty comfortable. but they may bleed into the nighttime. they may b
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